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Jane Got a Gun Reviews

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Donald Strohman
The Young Folks
February 6, 2016
...Jane just comes off as a stereotypical background female character that somehow managed to find her way into the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
February 4, 2016
You have to feel a certain sympathy for a project as cursed as this one, but there's no denying that Jane's gun barely grazes its target.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
February 3, 2016
O'Connor's movie is too sentimental and self-serious to add much of note to the mythos, but Portman embodies her character's grief no less movingly than her forebears.
Sam Watermeier
NUVO Newsweekly
February 3, 2016
Jane Got a Gun is a serviceable, by-the-numbers western. I'm glad it survived the many obstacles of its production, but I'm not sure why the cast and crew fought so hard to save this rather safe, conventional movie.
Jackie K. Cooper
Huffington Post
February 2, 2016
Natalie Portman delivers the goods in this raw and gritty western.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 2, 2016
Bogged down by a somber tone that makes its slight story feel interminable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
February 1, 2016
... a handsomely mounted Western that features a tough-minded heroine but ultimately traverses familiar territory with themes of revenge and betrayal culminating in an obligatory frontier showdown.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 1, 2016
Leaden when the lead isn't flying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Blake Goble
Consequence of Sound
February 1, 2016
A more fitting title might have been Jane Got a Gun, But Didn't Get to Do a Whole Heck of a Lot With it in the End.
Full Review | Original Score: C
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 31, 2016
As a slight feminist western, JANE is a good movie. Considering we're in the "dump month" of January, a good western genre flick is more than welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matt Brennan
Slant Magazine
January 31, 2016
It constantly blunders into stylistic choices and narrative clichés that sabotage the sturdy two-hander at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jordan Hoffman
Guardian
January 31, 2016
The movie isn't terrible, so it can't qualify as a hate-watch. It's just dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
January 30, 2016
a stereopticon of a post-modern morality tale that can't overcome its own inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rodrigo Perez
The Playlist
January 30, 2016
For all its plagues and protracted problems, "Jane Got A Gun" is not the calamity many expected. But it is so buckshot-impaired that its wobbly steps falter often and it never gets a head full of steam.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club
January 30, 2016
At times, Jane Got A Gun comes perilously close to staying passive-to becoming A Gun Was Gotten By Jane.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2016
As stripped-down, revisionist Westerns go, "Jane Got A Gun" may not have reinvented the wagon wheel, but it rolls out as a sturdy, well-crafted genre piece despite its rocky road to the screen.
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Glenn Kenny
New York Times
January 29, 2016
Whatever feminist angle the film might have once aspired to is lost in its listless shuffle.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
January 29, 2016
A Western with potential for feminist table-turning and old-fashioned violence, "Jane Got a Gun" is a major letdown. Despite being co-produced by Portman, the movie sells her character short at nearly every turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 29, 2016
The Weinstein Company may have unloaded this embattled Western without fanfare, but it should still appeal to genre fans.
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Inkoo Kang
TheWrap
January 29, 2016
This scandal-plagued project overcame the odds to deliver an earnestly felt actioner. ... Thankfully, [it] isn't another historically revisionist, grim-dark bleak-a-thon like, say, "The Revenant" and "The Hateful Eight."
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
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